Violence Free J’Ouvert and Quiet Labor Day Morning Ends With At Least Two People Shot and Others Stabbed Along Parade Route
At least two people were shot along the West Indian Day Carnival parade route in Brooklyn Monday — while the historically bloody J’Ouvert festival that precedes it was violence-free for a second year in a row.
The West Indian American Day Carnival, which spans Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights kicked off at 11 a.m. and remained calm until around 4:20 p.m. — when a man appeared to have shot himself in the leg during a dispute on Eastern Parkway near Franklin Avenue, authorities and police sources said.
One person was later shot around 5:20 p.m. on Eastern Parkway near Rochester Avenue, cops said. The NYPD initially said three people were shot there, but later updated the number of gunshot victims and said the other two had actually been stabbed in the leg and the third was slashed in the hand.
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